2022 Continuum of Care Competition

The Sonoma County Continuum of Care (CoC) reviews eligible renewal projects on an annual basis prior to the opening of the annual CoC Competition Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Preliminary analysis is conducted during this process by the CoC Competition Evaluation Committee comprised of impartial Continuum of Care Board members and community partners.  The CoC Competition Evaluation Committee then provides recommendations on rating and ranking to the Sonoma County CoC Board for renewing projects, typically in May- June of each year. After the NOFO is released, the CoC Competition Evaluation Committee rates and ranks all renewal and new projects for the competition (including new projects from reallocated funding and/or new projects for bonus project funding). The CoC Board makes final decisions on rating and ranking of all projects in Tier 1 and Tier 2 funding during the NOFO period.  CoC Board meetings are open to the public, and community feedback is welcomed.   

FY 2022 CoC Renewal Evaluations: Rating & Ranking Process for the 2022 Continuum of Care Competition

Publish Date: April 4, 2022

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that local CoC’s prioritize all renewal and new projects submitted in our consolidated application. As in past years, project priorities will be generated by a scoring system, site visits and interviews by the CoC Competition Evaluation Committee, made up of impartial members of the Sonoma County Continuum of Care Board and community partners. The evaluation Committee will be considered a committee of the CoC, and all documents will be published and noticed publicly.

HUD has yet to release information on the opening of its application period but has indicated it would likely open the competition on a similar timeline as in previous years, likely in July or August.  We will continue the process for rating and ranking slightly adjusted in 2021 in order to evaluate both renewal and new projects on a more equitable basis.  Staff and CoC Competition Evaluation Committee members will begin monitoring renewal projects May of 2022 but will not finalize ranking of renewal projects until the Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) period opens. 

Final funding decisions, including decisions about Tier 1 & 2 funding, will be made by the CoC Board. 

Please read the instructions carefully outlined within the Continuum of Care Renewal Evaluation Memo (linked below).        

In the 2022 Continuum of Care competition, 18 projects with contract end dates in 2023 will be up for renewal. A list of renewal projects is attached. Out of the 18 projects, 15 will be evaluated for the competition as the Homeless Management Information System contracts and the Coordinated Entry contracts are mandated projects. Project scoring will take place in three phases:

Phase One: Collection and Preliminary Review of Renewal Evaluations May 2nd – June 6th

Phase Two: Interviews and Site Visits to Selected Projects May 23rd – June 3rd 

Phase Three: Final Scoring of New Projects and Renewing Projects (TBD depending on NOFO release date) 

For more information on the 2022 Continuum of Care rating and ranking process of renewal projects please review the following document:  Continuum of Care Renewal Evaluation 2022 Memo

CoC Renewal Preliminary ScoringRenewal Scoring for the 2022 CoC Competition

Renewal Application materials are due by 5:00 pm on May 02, 2022. For a detailed list of scheduled events, please see the following attachment: Renewal Evaluations Schedule of Events 2022

Questions? You may contact Karissa White, the Continuum of Care Coordinator, for clarification of any item at Karissa.White@sonoma-county.org , and by phone at (707) 565-1884.   

Renewal Project Detailed Materials and Questionnaires

  1. CoC New and Renewal Project Rating Process 2022
  2. Continuum of Care Funding Overview FY 2022
  3. CoC Renewal Project Threshold Criteria 2022
  4. 2022 Agency Monitoring Questionnaire
  5. 2022 Project Monitoring Questionnaire
  6. Cultural Competency & Disability Access Questionnaire 2022
  7. Housing First Questionnaire
  8. Housing First Assessment Tool 2022